Thursday, 23 May 2013

A Tale of Two Sidneys - my first FO after 2 years :)

Hi, everyone. I apologise for the lack of posting over the last couple of weeks. You see, I've been busy knitting my blanket and then I came across issue 66 of Let's Knit Magazine which had the coolest freebie! Sidney Owl toy kit :)  The kit came with yarn, felt and buttons and a booklet of toy patterns, Sidney Owl pattern included :) I looked at the pattern and thought it was so easy that I decided to give it a shot.

I learnt a couple new stitches, whilst making Sidney Owl, one of which was the k1b (knit one below) stitch which I was so confused by because the stitches looked nothing like the picture, I'd frogged Sidney Owl at least 3 times, but luckily I had a bit of help from someone from Ravelry.

So, finally, Sidney is complete after a couple of weeks. Actually, Sidney has been ready a little over a week, I just finished the last bits like sewing the face this week.

I enjoyed making Sidney Owl so much that I decided to make a Big Sidney Owl as well :) Big Sidney was made using Sirdar Hayfield Bonus Chunky This took me a week - knitting chunky and using 6.5mm straight needles is not easy. I should have used circular needles which I'm sure would have been a lot easier to manage but never mind. So Sidney Owl has a big sister also called Sidney lol ! I still have a fair bit of this yarn left over so if anyone has any ideas on what I can knit to use what i have left over, it would help :)

Both Sidneys will be off to their new home this week - Big Sidney will be going to my best friend's eldest child, and little Sidney will be going to her baby boy, who will be able to play with him when he's older.

Stitches learnt: